What is arginine used
for? One of the reasons people take supplemental arginine is because of its
ability to improve blood flow and circulation.
In the body, it is converted into nitric
oxide, which causes blood vessels to open wider. This has multiple benefits,
such as improving heart and brain health.
Another important aspect of L-arginine is that
it stimulates the production of certain hormones, especially beneficial human
growth hormones and insulin that help usher glucose into cells to be used for
growth and energy output. This is one of the reasons it is believed to enhance
physical performance, stamina and strength.
Everyone produces some L-arginine on his
or her own, but how much depends on factors like your age,
inflammation level, condition of your heart and arteries, gender, diet quality,
and genetics. Some of the reasons someone might not produce optimal levels of L-arginine
include eating a vegetarian/vegan diet low in complete protein sources, having
poor digestive health that makes metabolizing protein difficult, high levels of
oxidative stress caused by free radicals (due to diet, stress or pollution),
smoking and genetic factors.
L-Arginine capsules contain 700 mg pure, crystalline L-arginine.